Sponsors, Volunteers and the Community


Read by the Sea runs on volunteer power and through the gracious funding and sponsorship.

Canada Council for the Arts, Penguin-Random House Canada, Province of Nova Scotia, Caldera Distilleries Ltd., Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, Advocate Printing and Publishing, Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe & Dreamery. 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108, Nook & Kranny Garden Centre, Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, Ron McNutt Sound, River John & Area Historical Society, Pictou County Writers' Group, Wearwell Garments, Grohmann Knives, Lavender Farms, Coles Books, River John Volunteer Fire Department, BrokenStar Productions, Lismore Sheep Farm, River John Action Society, Seafoam Shores B&B, Creative Pictou County, 

 The festival depends largely on local suppliers and services, and on the tremendous support from the village of River John and surrounding area. We encourage our audience to patronize local businesses.


Should you wish to help ensure the festival’s future, you may wish to:


1. Volunteer during the festival or in the organizing committee. Just drop a line letting us know what you can do and would like to do, then make yourself known to the volunteers when you arrive.


2. Help fund the festival by becoming a named sponsor, by buying a spot for your business’ banner during the main stage, by contributing “in kind” goods or services, or by making a direct donation. 

Use the contact feature on the website, or write to

Read by the Sea c/o River John Library,

PO Box 104,

River John, NS

B0K 1N0.


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